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Will Cain Discusses How Sports Media Became ‘Broken’

“Interestingly, while Cain does call out leadership at sports media outlets, he notes that leadership across corporate America is “failing” and giving into the loudest voices they hear.”

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Will Cain didn’t hold back many opinions about the sports media in a new interview with Outkick’s Bobby Burack.

One particularly interesting discussion came after Burack stated he feels sports media is “broken” and leans too far left for its own good. Cain, agreed and said that it is important to diagnose why that is, otherwise “we’ll soon be doing an autopsy on why sports media killed its audience totally.”

“First, the media in general, suffers from a self-selection mechanism. Most people that choose to go into media share somewhat of a similar worldview,” Cain says. “On top of that, most major media companies are situated geographically in the Northeast corner of the United States, which also shares that same worldview. So you’re already fishing from a pond of people who, not exclusively, but generally think the same way.”

Cain added that another reason he feels conservative voices are frozen out of sports media is social media reaction, a regular target of Outkick columns. He called the Twitter-sphere “a vortex that makes everyone think that one singular point of view is rational, smart, correct, and reflects the audience. And anybody outside of that point of view they call a contrarian for contrarian’s sake, an attention seeker, or more recently, a racist.”

Interestingly, while Cain does call out leadership at sports media outlets, he notes that leadership across corporate America is “failing” and giving into the loudest voices they hear.

“They’re sacrificing their bottom line. They’re sacrificing their fidelity to the shareholder. They’re sacrificing their ratings,” Cain says of sports media executives. “In some sad cases, and I know this because I get the private text messages, I get the private calls, they’re sacrificing their own values out of fear of being branded something they are not.”

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Joy Taylor Says Aaron Rodgers Is More Likeable After Pardon My Take Appearance

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said.

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On Monday, the Pardon My Take podcast dropped their latest episode which featured an interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Big Cat, one of the show’s co-hosts, is a Chicago Bears fan and has spent a lot of time not liking Rodgers publicly.

Colin Cowherd saw one of the many clips that the show shared and brought up how much he thought that Rodgers took ribbing from Big Cat and the podcast in stride. That’s when Joy Taylor offered that the interview could help Rodgers in the long run.

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said. “When you can show that you don’t take yourself that seriously, all of the animosity that people have towards you just kind of starts to wither away.”

She added that the disarming quality helps if people don’t perceive Rodgers as thinking he has all the answers.

“When people feel like they are projecting ‘I know more than you’ and ‘I’ve got it all figured out’ energy, people are like: ‘you got to be the smartest guy on the room all time time? You’re not.’

This is so likeable,” Taylor said. “It’s really funny.”

Cowherd agreed and even said he is probably going to go listen to it after the show.

“Aaron is genuinely laughing as they make fun of him and that is an incredibly endearing quality.”

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WNSR Debuts ‘Power Hour’ with Sami Kincaid

Nashville’s WNSR debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

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Power Hour with Sami Kincaid

Nashville has a brand new voice to listen to on WNSR and her name is Sami Kincaid. On Saturday, the station debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

The debut show featured Associated Press writer Teresa Walker, Vanderbilt women’s basketball guard Jordyn Cambridge and North Georgia assistant softball coach Alea White. The show is focused on women that are operating inside sports.

The show airs Saturdays from 9-10a CT.

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Toucher and Rich: Dennis Eckersley’s Retirement a “Huge Loss”

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

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On Monday, Dennis Eckersley announced that he was going to retire from the Boston Red Sox television booth at the end of this season. The current NESN analyst is leaving after twenty years on the air with the team.

The news broke during Toucher and Rich on 98.5 the Sports Hub and it gave show co-host Rich Shertenlieb a chance to mention the news and praise the departing personality.

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

The show spent the rest of the segment talking about what Eckersley offered that made him so unique. That’s when Matt McCarthy, fill-in for Fred Toucher, said that Eckersley was exactly what you wanted in an analyst.

“You want someone that’s going to give you an opinion,” McCarthy said. “Eck gave you an opinion. He’ll be missed.”

McCarthy also pointed out that this is the latest major shakeup that has happened to the television broadcast in recent years.

“There’s no doubt this is a blow,” McCarthy added. “This is a tremendous loss to that Red Sox broadcast to which has taken a lot of hits over the years with the loss of Jerry Remy, the decision to move on from Don Orsillo and now Dennis Eckersley retiring… they are going to have to find an entertainer in there. Matt McCarthy

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